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By Associated Press
The Super Bowl was a close and compelling game on Sunday, and as always there was a lot of attention around the halftime show. This year's show was led by hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem,…
By Amna Nawaz, Ryan Connelly Holmes
Since his earliest days on the mic, DMC, the co-founder of what many consider to be the greatest rap group of all time, has offered countless rhymes and tales—about what it was to be a kid from Queens who wore…
By Christopher Booker
The 20,000-square foot exhibit will showcase Shakur’s music, poetry, wardrobe, activism journey and other items in galleries.
By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press
Biz Markie, a hip-hop staple known for his beatboxing prowess, turntable mastery and the 1989 classic “Just a Friend,” has died. He was 57.
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The pandemic has highlighted structural inequities within American life, including a disproportionate impact on Black communities and poorer neighborhoods and access to and attitudes toward the vaccine. A new national public health campaign is trying to reach some Black Americans…
By Andrew Dalton, Associated Press
More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion is saying for the first time that fellow rapper Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the…
By Tyina Steptoe, The Conversation
Rap songs from Public Enemy and Ludacris have been heard at marches over the killing of George Floyd. But the history of Black American music as a form of protest dates back to the 19th century.
Common, the award-winning musician, actor, activist, and now author, says that in a world of division and anxiety, he wanted to offer solution-oriented resources for healing that have helped him overcome trauma and tough times in his life. Common joins…
By Joshua Barajas
The PBS NewsHour is never freewheeling with facts, but we loved it when Common came to our studio to freestyle about them.
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